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An IUD and a Pony

What would the United States be like if our policies, laws and institutions were built to encourage women’s happiness? That’s the provocative premise of Jill Filipovic’s new book, The H-Spot, and she joins Jaclyn to talk about remaking marriage, embracing sexual risks, and how women’s pleasure can change the world.

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Read Jill’s reporting on the Global Gag Rule, and then follow the key orgs she mentioned who will keep you up to date: PSI, Marie Stopes, and Planned Parenthood International

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Fill That Hole

We’ve been talking a lot about the politics of porn lately, so we thought it was time to get into the nitty gritty: how is your porn made? WHY is your porn made? The answers are as varied as porn itself, but one producer, Shine Louise Houston, joins Jaclyn to share her story.

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Spare Parts: Have Sex With Yourself

An urgent call to action, a porn recommendation, and a listener advice question about partnered sex that’s secretly about masturbation: it’s all here in this week’s quickiesode.

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Hot Girls Exploited

What’s a greater threat to women: sex work, or other women who want to rescue sex workers? What does (and doesn’t) make porn feminist? We get into all this and more with Siouxsie Q, host of The Whorecast and Director of Policy & Industry Relations for the Free Speech Coalition.

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New Trans Erotic

Can erotica save lives? It can in the hands of Tobi Hill-Meyer, editor of Nerve Endings: The New Trans Erotic, who joins Jaclyn to get us wayyyy past bathroom bills and Trans 101.

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Shouting Things They Used to Whisper

After learning about Mike Pence’s rules for (not) eating with women, Jaclyn called up journalist and author Kathryn Joyce to ask what other ways might the Christian Right’s radical sexual agenda be quietly constraining the lives of even nonbelievers. And trust us: you really won’t believe it.

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First Hump

Let’s talk virginity, Unscrewed Nation! Jaclyn is joined by Therese Shechter, whose film How To Lose Your Virginity explores the Big V from every angle, to talk about what the word even means, what it could mean, and what to do if you’re uncomfortable with your relationship to it is uncomfortable or worse.

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Spare Parts: DTMFA

In this quickiesode, details on a man being denied entry to the US for being gay, how you can refuse to abandon trans students (even though Trump has), and why it’s important to remember Canada isn’t perfect. Plus, Tatiana Maslany gives one listener a loving reality check.


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Innocent in the Face

Tatiana Maslany is getting Unscrewed! Come for a tease about the fifth season of Orphan Black, stay for a vulnerable and revealing conversation about internalized femmephobia, clones in pussy hats, on-set sexism, rape plotlines, bell hooks, following your fear, and the liberatory power of a queer 90s dance party.

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Spare Parts: 50 Shades of Over It

We celebrate VDay with a quickiesode covering resistance-themed sci fi erotica, why 50 Shades is anti-kink, and the gender politics of the philosophy of love. Oh, and Jaclyn threatens to punch a dead man in the face.

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A Little Ineffable

With Valentine’s Day breathing down our necks, Jaclyn takes some time to dig deep into the meaning and implications of romantic love with philosopher Carrie Jenkins. Does talking about love kill the magic? Can a pill make you stay in love, or fall out of it? What do queer people teach us about the biology of love? Can one person’s love change the world?

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An IUD and a Pony
Fill That Hole
Spare Parts: 50 Shades of Over It
A Little Ineffable